Casey Kasem's American Top 40 - The 70s

mgbmac

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I try to listen each week to the countdown and I am amazed that Sirius does not post the actual date for each week's show in advance. The site goes overboard in listing schedules and topics for its various channels, why not American Top 40?! Other radio stations that stream the show state the upcoming week's schedule and often the actual list of songs in order! See the following site:
WHNN-FM

I enjoy each week's show, I just want to know in advance the actual date of the original broadcast!
 
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With few exceptions, you can know the date of the broadcast will be between 1970 and 1974. Sirius XM does not acknowledge there was more of the 70s that existed.
 

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With few exceptions, you can know the date of the broadcast will be between 1970 and 1974. Sirius XM does not acknowledge there was more of the 70s that existed.
You may not believe this, but when XM got AT40 3 yrs ago, they would do 1979 every other week! You rarely heard early 70's countdowns. I guess its too much work to make it fair and balanced. Actually, we should be lucky AT40 is still on......
 

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You may not believe this, but when XM got AT40 3 yrs ago, they would do 1979 every other week! You rarely heard early 70's countdowns. I guess its too much work to make it fair and balanced. Actually, we should be lucky AT40 is still on......
The glory days. :)

On XM they repeated countdowns more. I like the no repeats but would prefer a more even distribution of years. I tend to prefer countdowns from 1978 and 1979 and would like to be able to listen to 2 countodwns in 10.
 

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Today's was from 8/20/1977...Awesome line up...:bigthumbup:

CASEY KASEM’S AMERICAN TOP 40 – 8/20/77
40: THAT’S ROCK & ROLL – SHAUN CASSIDY
39: SUNFLOWER – GLEN CAMPBELL
38: HARD ROCK CAFÉ – CAROLE KING
37: IT’S A CRAZY WORLD – MAC MACANELLY
36: SO YOU WIN AGAIN – HOT CHOCOLATE
35: LOOKS LIKE WE MADE IT – BARY MANILOW
34: DON’T WORRY BABY – B.J. THOMAS
33: EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE – BEE GEES
32: SLIDE – SLADE
31: UNDERCOVER AGENT – ALLEN O’DAY
30: KEEP IT COMIN’ LOVE – K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND
29: CRISTINE SIXTEEN – KISS
28: DA DOO RON RON – SHAUN CASSIDY
27: MY HEART BELONGS TO ME – BARBRA STRIESAND
26: YOU’RE MY WORLD – HELEN REDDY
25: ON AND ON – ELVIN BISHOP
24: SWAYIN’ TO THE MUSIC – JOHNNY RIVERS
23: STRAWBERRY LETTER #23 – BROTHERS JOHNSON
22: COLD AS ICE – FOREIGNER
21: THEME FROM “STAR WARS” – LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
20: BLACK BETTY – RAM JAM
19: HOW MUCH LOVE – LEO SAYER
18: GIVE A LITTLE BIT – SUPERTRAMP
17: LET’S STAY TOGETHER – AL GREEN
16: TELEPHONE LINE – E.L.O.
15: SMOKE FROM A DISTANT FIRE – STANFORD TOWNSEND BAND
14: BARRACUDA – HEART
13: FLOAT ON – FLOATERS
12: HANDY MAN – JAMES TAYLOR
11: DON’T STOP – FLEETWOOD MAC
10: YOU MAKE ME BELIEVE IN MAGIC – BAY CITY ROLLERS
9: YOU AND ME –ALICE COOPER
8: JUST A SONG BEFORE I GO – CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
7: DO YOU WANT TO MAKE LOVE – PETER MC CANN
6: WHAT YOU GONNA’ DO – PABLO CRUZ
5: EASY – COMMODORES
4: I’M IN YOU – PETER FRAMPTON
3: HIGHER & HIGHER – RITA COOLIDGE
2: I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR EVERYTHING – ANDY GIBB
1: THE BEST OF MY LOVE – EMOTIONS
 

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1977 was roughly the time I started to abandon the Top 40 and started listening with earnest to the harder FM rock. I would still check in from time to time, but the disco march became too strong for my liking.

Coincidentally this was the time when I discovered rock/shock jock pioneer Dennis Erectus. Dennis' show was outrageous comparatively with everyone else at this time. Only Steve Dahl was doing the kind of radio Dennis did. Howard would later pioneer the same type of outrageous radio on the East Coast, and get the lion share of credit, but if anyone is interested you should look into the career of Dennis Erectus, he was ahead of his time.

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OH H.....EYE OH
Today's was from 8/20/1977...Awesome line up...:bigthumbup:

CASEY KASEM’S AMERICAN TOP 40 – 8/20/77
40: THAT’S ROCK & ROLL – SHAUN CASSIDY
39: SUNFLOWER – GLEN CAMPBELL
38: HARD ROCK CAFÉ – CAROLE KING
37: IT’S A CRAZY WORLD – MAC MACANELLY
36: SO YOU WIN AGAIN – HOT CHOCOLATE
35: LOOKS LIKE WE MADE IT – BARY MANILOW
34: DON’T WORRY BABY – B.J. THOMAS
33: EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE – BEE GEES
32: SLIDE – SLADE
31: UNDERCOVER AGENT – ALLEN O’DAY
30: KEEP IT COMIN’ LOVE – K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND
29: CRISTINE SIXTEEN – KISS
28: DA DOO RON RON – SHAUN CASSIDY
27: MY HEART BELONGS TO ME – BARBRA STRIESAND
26: YOU’RE MY WORLD – HELEN REDDY
25: ON AND ON – ELVIN BISHOP
24: SWAYIN’ TO THE MUSIC – JOHNNY RIVERS
23: STRAWBERRY LETTER #23 – BROTHERS JOHNSON
22: COLD AS ICE – FOREIGNER
21: THEME FROM “STAR WARS†– LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
20: BLACK BETTY – RAM JAM
19: HOW MUCH LOVE – LEO SAYER
18: GIVE A LITTLE BIT – SUPERTRAMP
17: LET’S STAY TOGETHER – AL GREEN
16: TELEPHONE LINE – E.L.O.
15: SMOKE FROM A DISTANT FIRE – STANFORD TOWNSEND BAND
14: BARRACUDA – HEART
13: FLOAT ON – FLOATERS
12: HANDY MAN – JAMES TAYLOR
11: DON’T STOP – FLEETWOOD MAC
10: YOU MAKE ME BELIEVE IN MAGIC – BAY CITY ROLLERS
9: YOU AND ME –ALICE COOPER
8: JUST A SONG BEFORE I GO – CROSBY, STILLS & NASH
7: DO YOU WANT TO MAKE LOVE – PETER MC CANN
6: WHAT YOU GONNA’ DO – PABLO CRUZ
5: EASY – COMMODORES
4: I’M IN YOU – PETER FRAMPTON
3: HIGHER & HIGHER – RITA COOLIDGE
2: I JUST WANT TO BE YOUR EVERYTHING – ANDY GIBB
1: THE BEST OF MY LOVE – EMOTIONS
This date/lineup is being repeated this morning.
 

goreds2

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OH H.....EYE OH
When I used to work over nights, I would update this thread. I recorded it Monday morning. It was from 5/19/1979. Good stuff.
 

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It's always weird to hear Casey say things like "Here's a four-man group that calls themselves 'The Eagles'...".
 

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Only 2 times to catch this now according to the updated schedule. They had dropped the 9pm- midnight show for Saturday Night Party Fever with Deney Terrio last week, now they have dropped the Noon-3pm Saturday afternoon show. Now we'll have to listen Sundays 9 am ET - Noon or Mondays Midnight - 3 am .:(

Maybe something new is planned for Saturday afternoons on 70'son7 in the future?
 

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Only 2 times to catch this now according to the updated schedule. They had dropped the 9pm- midnight show for Saturday Night Party Fever with Deney Terrio last week, now they have dropped the Noon-3pm Saturday afternoon show. Now we'll have to listen Sundays 9 am ET - Noon or Mondays Midnight - 3 am .:(

Maybe something new is planned for Saturday afternoons on 70'son7 in the future?
I have to assume this is a typo. Sat @ noon is when they always announce on air it will be run.
 

limegrass69

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Sounds like AT40 will suffer the same fate on the 70s channel as it did on the 80s channel.
Get ready for Spyder Harris... err...J.J Walker's Top 30 Weekly Flashback Countdown Show!!!!!

I'll really miss those AT40 countdowns. But I guess in this era of cost cutting, why continue to pay the fees to Premiere to run the AT40 shows when they could cook something up internally??